4. The Lands Tribunal -Building Management Cases
Since 1 January 2008, the Lands Tribunal had introduced a pilot scheme to streamline the processing of building management cases. The aims of the Pilot Scheme are to streamline the processing of building management cases and to encourage parties involved in or considering civil legal action to attempt to resolve their differences by mediation, so that such cases can be disposed of in an efficient and expeditious manner.
A Building Management Mediation Co-ordinator's Office (BMMCO) has been set up in the Lands Tribunal [Address: Room 206-208, Lands Tribunal Building, 38 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon] since January 2008 to facilitate concerned parties seeking mediation on matters concerning building management. BMMCO mainly holds information sessions on mediation and help the litigants seek mediation to resolve their disputes in a more cost effective, timely and satisfactory manner.
The Tribunal has adopted the measures in the Pilot Scheme, with some modifications, as standard practice. A Practice Direction was issued by the Tribunal after the Pilot Scheme ended on 30 June 2009.
For details, please go to the Judiciary’s website.